Met the Rat, went to a documentary

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Today has been a busy day. Lyn and Briar have the NZ premiere of their documentary shortly, which limited what I could do today. But I stopped off at the protest outside of the National party conference and met The Rat.

The speakers were right – it does have a strong visual resemblance to John Key.

There looked to be about 400 odd people there when I had to leave just before 11, and more trickling in. Pretty good turnout. I had to shoot off to lug grog around for Lyn for the post-premiere party.

By the time I got back there were police cars all over the place demonstrating bad parking techniques. Apparently the protesters attempted to get into the convention centre where the piggish National supporters were listening to John Key waffling about how he wanted to remove the ability for workers to organise (with a subtext of how he’d like to see wages fall in NZ).


Right now I’m being entertained by young dancers before going in to see the documentary that I’ve been living with for the last few years..

9 comments on “Met the Rat, went to a documentary”

  1. IrishBill 1

    Any pics of the protest?

  2. just saying 2

    Kudos and a big thanks to the protesters today. Wish I could have been there.
    looking forward to hearing the news when you get back, and seeing something positive on the News tonight.

  3. Mike 3

    How long until Farrar has a post up implying the rat has ‘anti-semitic’ undertones?

  4. Rex Widerstrom 4



    Does whatever a focus group says

    Does he care

    About the poor

    No he doesn’t

    He’s a pig


    He is a RATTY PIG!!

    [Availble for chanting under Creative Commons licence :-D]

    (Okay so it could be better but it needed to scan like the original :-P)

  5. loota 5

    Wish I had been there this morning, everyone who participated, a huge thank you. People should not be afraid of their Government…

  6. Solidarity 6

    The NZHerald said it was an NDU flag not an EPMU flag not that it matters. Bill works for NDU.

    IrishBill: yeah, I wondered about that but it said EPMU when I read it. Much of a muchness as far as I’m concerned – they’re both bloody good unions and I’ve been a member of both in my time.

  7. Fisiani 7

    Looked carefuly through John Key’s speech. No where, absolutely no where, not in text or sub text does he claim he want to see wages fall in NZ. This tired old canard is standard ploy on this blog but gains utterly no traction in the real world. Unhook the red mist and enjoy your living standards being raised.

    • loota 7.1

      You’re right Fisiani, Jonkey does not have to even imply he wants wage decreases, he can just set the conditions for that to happen.

      The man is a master of judging the manipulation of market conditions after all.

      • joe bloggs 7.1.1

        Spot on Loota – that John Key is one smart man! A master mentalist and puppeteer-extraordinaire…

        Not a word, not a breath about wage decreases, and the Leftists are reduced to insinuations and innuendo, smoke and mirrors, tired old canards… (love your work Fisiani)

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